Vaccination of 5-11 year olds against Covid-19 will be on the program of the Health Defense Council on Monday, according to a document from the Ministry of Health consulted by AFP and presented Friday to representatives of hospitals, clinics and liberal caregivers.

The ministry even affirms that "the precise calendar for the vaccination of 5-11 year olds will be specified at the end of the Council of December 6", and adds that "the opening of vaccination to all children" of this class of 'age is expected "beginning of January 2022".

In the meantime, “the doses of Pfizer pediatric vaccines will be delivered” to hospital pharmacies from December 13, then “in town” from “end of December” to “authorized health professionals”.

Pending consultations

A government source, however, told AFP that the decision remains suspended on the advice of several bodies, including the National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE) which has not yet responded to the executive's referral on this matter. topic.

The High Authority for Health (HAS) has not given the green light to the vaccination of all 5-11 years, which it recommends for the moment only to 360,000 children "who present a risk of having a form. severe illness ”.

To date, only Pfizer's anti-Covid vaccine has received approval from the European Medicines Agency for "use in children aged 5 to 11".


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